Seasoned Black Beans

This recipe can be kept refrigerated for 3 days. For a colorful presentation, serve the black beans with sour cream, chopped cilantro, and diced red onions as a side dish, or use them in recipes such as burritos or chili

Serves: 8Hands-on: 15 minutesTotal: 1 hour 55 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 8

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. dried black beans
  • ½ medium onion, peeled and diced
  • 1 slice bacon
  • 5 quarts water
  • 1 small jalapeño pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 1 Tbsp. ground cumin
  • 1 Tbsp. salt
  • 1 Tbsp. honey

Directions

  • In a 6-quart soup pot, cover beans with boiling water; let stand with pot uncovered for 10 minutes. Drain.
  • Sauté onion in a large pot with the bacon for 5 minutes over medium heat. Add the soaked, drained beans. Add 5 quarts of water. Add the jalapeño, cumin, salt, and honey. Bring to a simmer.
  • Simmer uncovered for 1½ hours, stirring occasionally. To see if the beans are done, blow on a few in a spoon. When they are done, the skin will peel off when you blow on them.

Recipe Information

Serves: 8

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. dried black beans
  • ½ medium onion, peeled and diced
  • 1 slice bacon
  • 5 quarts water
  • 1 small jalapeño pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 1 Tbsp. ground cumin
  • 1 Tbsp. salt
  • 1 Tbsp. honey

Directions

  • In a 6-quart soup pot, cover beans with boiling water; let stand with pot uncovered for 10 minutes. Drain.
  • Sauté onion in a large pot with the bacon for 5 minutes over medium heat. Add the soaked, drained beans. Add 5 quarts of water. Add the jalapeño, cumin, salt, and honey. Bring to a simmer.
  • Simmer uncovered for 1½ hours, stirring occasionally. To see if the beans are done, blow on a few in a spoon. When they are done, the skin will peel off when you blow on them.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories150
Total Fat1g
Saturated Fat0g
Cholesterol5mg
Sodium890mg
Total Carbohydrate27g
Dietary Fiber9g
Sugars3g
Protein9g